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Tretton: Gamers Coming back to us, People are Choosing the PS3

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324w ago - The President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA), Jack Tretton, has told the Financial Times that he has no qualms about Sony meeting their corporate goals and selling every PS3 they manufacture.

Tretton was also asked whether the consoles stands now after a shaky first years. "Gamers are coming back to us, we are selling a higher percentage of games such as Madden NFL and Grand Theft Auto, because people are choosing the PS3 [over the Xbox].

Sales are up over 100 per cent and we are tracking well ahead of what we expected." Tretton replied.

To quote: Where do you stand right now in the console wars after a somewhat shaky first year?

Gamers are coming back to us, we are selling a higher percentage of games such as Madden NFL and Grand Theft Auto, because people are choosing the PS3 [over the Xbox].

Sales are up over 100 per cent and we are tracking well ahead of what we expected. We are having success in multiple markets and, coming up to the second anniversary of the PS3, we are right where we wanted to be.
 

SCEJ: PSP Firmware 5.0 on October 15, PS Store for PSP Screens

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324w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has confirmed that the PS Store for PSP will officially launch on October 15, 2008 coinciding with PSP Firmware Update 5.0.

The update will add an XMB icon which will allow users to access the PlayStation Store directly from their PSP consoles. Sony will then begin offering downloadable UMD-based titles on the same day as their retail release.

In related news, IGN has made available the first PlayStation Store for PSP screens along with a description on how you use the store.

To quote: Users will need to connect directly to PlayStation Network from PSP via Wi-Fi connection, and then register for a PlayStation Network account to access the PlayStation Store on the XMBTM (XrossMediaBar) of PSP. PlayStation Network account for PS3/ PC can also be used.

Press Release: PLAYSTATION®STORE FOR PSP® (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE)
TO BECOME AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 15TH

Users Can Access Directly to PlayStation Store from PSP with over 250 Downloadable Content and Services

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. responsible for business operations in Japan, announced today that it would open PlayStation®Store for PSP®...
 

Rumor: PS3 Firmware 2.50 to Arrive between October 13th to 19th

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324w ago - TheSixthAxis (linked above) is reporting that the PS3 Firmware v2.50 update will be released sometime in the week, between the 13th and 19th of October.

To quote:

Our friends over at eLhabib have just let us know that the next PS3 Firmware update will be between the 13th and the 19th of October.

Basically, at some point next week. There should also be another PSP update around the same time.
 

TGS 2008: All PSP Games to be Downloadable

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324w ago - At the TGS, Sony has revealed that all future UMD PSP title releases will be accompanied by a downloadable version for the PSP store. Destroy All Heros 2 will be the first dual-release game when the PSP store hits Japan on October 15.

To quote: Destroy All Heros 2 is the first SCEJ game to be effected by the new dual-release policy, hitting Japanese stores as UMD and the PS Store as a download on October 15.

Other titles currently currently on SCEJ's list include:

* Bleach Soul CARNIVAL - October 23
* Secret Agent Clank - November 20
* PATAPON2 DonChaka - November 27
* LocoRoco2 - December 4
* ENKAKU SOUSA -23 days for the "Truth" - Winter 2008
* APE QUEST - TBC
* Gunshot and the Diamonds (working title) - Spring 2009
* RESISTANCE: Retribution - Spring 2009
 

European PSN Update for October 9th, 2008

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324w ago - This is a really good time for the European PSN Community. First, it includes the long awaited DEMO of Valkyria Chronicles (Senjou no Valkyria), a Japanese RPG from Sega featuring music from Hitoshi Sakimoto, followed with Super Stardust HD "Complete" and finally two Megaman 9's DLC. Check the list below:

Playable content

- Linger In Shadows full game (£1.99/€2.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles demo
- Hail to the Chimp demo
- Super Stardust HD "Complete" (£6.99/€9.99)

Add-on content

- Buzz! Quiz TV "Comedy Movie" Quiz pack (£3.49/€4.99)
- NBA Live 365 expansion (£6.99/€9.99)
- NBA Live 09 "Oklahoma City" pack (free)
- Rocketmen: It Came From Uranus expansion pack (£1.99/€2.99)
- Super Stardust HD "Double Pack" (£2.49/€5.99)
- Everybody's Golf: World Tour Costume Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
- Mega Man 9 "Endless Attack" mode (£1.99/€2.99)
- Mega Man 9 "Proto Man" character (£1.49/€1.99)
- Rock Band DLC (listed after the break)

Videos

- Puzzle and Power Packs trailer
- WipEout HD making of video
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles trailer
- Mirror's Edge 2D story trailer
- Need For Speed: Undercover trailer
- MGS4 story trailer
 
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